Free VoicesNet Anthology
International Poetry Contest
Email Address is Required
Guidelines can be found below
I'm Jeff Humphrey, the Founder and Contest Director of VoicesNet.com, The Voices
Network. We started our website in January of 2002 and have grown substantially
since that time. We have been working very hard to be one of the best and most
credible poetry sites and poetry contests on the Internet.
have a talented and quickly growing community of writers here at VoicesNet. We
have over 2500 Forum members and over 58,000 website subscribers. Currently,
we receive thousands of poems each month for our VoicesNet contest.
Our website traffic keeps booming
too. On the day before Valentine's Day in 2006, we had close to 5,000 website visitors and displayed over 20,000 page views on
on in and join us and have some fun. We extend this special invitation to you
to enter our poetry contest, visit our writers forum, subscribe to our website,
check out our Information Portal or to try out many other features
that are available from VoicesNet.com.
Here are the guidelines from our current VoicesNet International Poetry Competition:
To submit a poem to our
VoicesNet Anthology International Poetry Competition, just scroll down
is basically how our contest works, step by step:
Submit your poem and wait to hear from us. You are required to provide a
valid email address and it is important that you keep it active because that is
how we communicate with you. We send you results via the poetrycontest @ voicesnet.com address, so make sure you have cleared this email so that you can receive emails from us with your results.
Your poem will be evaluated by our judges and either selected or declined for
If declined, you will receive a DECLINE email informing you that your poem has
been declined for the current Competition.
If your poem is Selected, you will receive a SELECTED email informing you that
your poem has been selected for publication in our contest for the
If your poem is SELECTED and you want it to be included for FREE on our website and want to view your scores, then just click on the link included in your selection email.
After our contest term ends,
the best poems will be listed on our site on a special contest results page including the top 3 winners.
Once the Top 3 poems are chosen, they are then announced on our web site,
in our forum, and to thousands in our monthly newsletter.
Contest Correspondence is accomplished via email, so if you enter, please use
an email address that you plan to keep active. We send out competition email from poetrycontest @ voicesnet.com so make sure this is cleared with your anti-virus software.
of all ages are eligible and all styles of poetry are acceptable.
and When to Submit
would like to thank you in advance for your devotion to the development of creative
writing endeavors. We ask that you submit your writings by June
1st and January 1st of each calendar year.
We have these basic requirements for poems to be considered.
Poems must be original works.
The poet's full name and email address must be provided.
poet must be able to be notified via email if their poem has been selected for
are several criteria used for acceptance of the writing.
younger poets are judged by less stringent
requirements, as the age of the poet goes up so do the standards for selection.
The editors who read the poems look for originality, rhythmic sounds, rhymes,
and audience appeal.
editors also look for poems where the authors really care about the subjects or
trivial subjects approached in a novel way.
have received poem submissions in our writing competitions from more than 100
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